Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day, but Disney’s celebration of our environment won’t be constrained to just one day. Earth Day’s purpose is to highlight the importance of our environment and educate people on the need to protect it. The United States first recognized the holiday in 1970, and it has since spread to 193 countries. Disney has decided that Earth Day’s message will stretch throughout the entire month. Disney Parks have an April filled with education and entertainment focused on our environment, and how important it is to us. Here are a few of the planet-positive events the Disney Parks Blog has given the details to:
March 31st – April 2nd, April 21st – 23rd, April 28th – 30th. Guests will be treated to discussions and demonstrations of Disney’s conservation efforts regarding butterflies, migratory birds, sea turtles, and monkeys.
- Animal Kingdom: Party for the Planet Presented by Disneynature
April 21st – 23rd. This annual Earth Day event has been extended to 3 days this year. “Throughout the day, guests are encouraged to connect with nature by engaging in fun activities in every land of the park.” Learn the processes and techniques Disney uses to care for animals and endangered species from Disney animal care experts, educators, and conservation specialists. Specially themed treats will be present through the celebration.
- Disneyland: Environmentality Art Challenge
Voting April 1st – 6th, on display through April 13th. Disney Cast Members will be participating in a unique environmental art competition for the second year in a row. “Cast Members are using their creativity to repurpose glass, plastic, metal, paper, and other recycled items found in their areas.” Guests can view the Cast-creations and vote for their favorites at the Main Street Opera House.
- Disney California Adventure: Connect with Nature activities
April 15th – 21st. “Experience the benefits of spending time outdoors and discover ways your family can protect the magic of nature through fun games and activities.” This event takes place at California Adventure’s Redwood Creek Challenge Trail, and will host the top 8 pieces from the “Environmentality Art Challenge”
- Downtown Disney District: Earth Day
April 22nd. Guests can celebrate the nature of the holiday in Downtown Disney, when they “experience a variety of activities, learn more about the upcoming release of Disneynature Born in China and see a working beehive.”
- Disneyland Paris: Life on Earth
April. Sleeping Beauty Castle will receive pre-show projections before the start of Illuminations, featuring images from Disneynature films.
- Shanghai Disney Resort
April 20th to May 1st. Shanghai Disneyland and Disney Town will offer interactive Environmentality activities. Throughout April, Shanghai Disneyland Hotel and Toy Story Hotel will feature environmental activities at their children’s Play Rooms, lead by resort Recreation teams.
Source/Images: Disney Parks Blog